Programme and registration

    On this page, you can learn more about the programme of the 2021 Cryos Symposium in Cyprus. You can also find useful information about registration for the Symposium.

      Crowd on a tour of the Cryos headquarters at the Cryos Symposium

      Following the successful Cryos Symposium in Orlando, FL, just before a pandemic closed the world, the 2021 symposium will be taken to the next level.

      Join us for a full-day scientific conference with a programme packed with international experts sharing the latest news and scientific research within the field of ART.

      Date and time for the symposium
      Date: 8th of October
      Time: 8:30 AM (Cyprus local time)

      Date and time for The Cryos Tour
      Date: 7th of October
      Time: 17:45 PM (Cyprus local time)


      Registration - Virtual event

      To participate in the virtual event, click on the registration link below.

      Register here

      Registration - Physical event

      Registration for the in-person event is by invitation only. To register for the symposium, click on the registration link in the invitation that you have received from Cryos via email. If you have not received an email and would like to attend, please contact us at [email protected] or call +45 8676 0699.

      Due to limited space available, seats will be allocated on a first come first served basis.


      08.00 – 08.30: Registration
      08.30 – 09.00: Welcome – Helle Myrthue, CEO

      Ethics, Legislation and Donor Children 

      09.00 – 09.20: Savia Orphanidou, Member of Parliament in Cyprus – My experience as a Single Mother By Choice through a Sperm Donor
      09.20 – 09.40: Ole Korneliussen, Cryos Donor – Experience as a former donor
      09.40 – 10.00: Anastasia Papadopoulou, Partner at Tassos Papadopoulos and President of FONI – The child’s right to a choice
      10.00 – 10.20: Panel debate

      10.20 – 10.45: Break


      10.45 – 11.05: Prof. Evelyn Telfer, The University of Edinburgh - Oocytes: In vitro growth (IVG) of human primordial follicles
      11.05 – 11.25: Director of European Operations Saghar Kasiri, Cryos International & Tissue Bank Director Corey Burke, Cryos International – Cryos Egg Donors – Value of Quality
      11.25 – 11.45: Prof. & MD Anja Pindborg, Rigshospitalet – The health of children conceived by ART
      11.45 – 12.05: Panel debate

      12.05 – 1 pm: Break


      13.00 – 13.20: MD & PhD Niels Jørgensen, Rigshospitalet – Human semen quality is a matter of concern – and what can be done
      13.20 – 13.40: Prof. Allan Pacey, University of Sheffield – Sperm Donor Motivational Study
      13.40 – 14.00: MD Christine Bo Hansen, University of Copenhagen – The Impact of SARS-CoV-2 on Male Gonadal Function
      14.00 – 14.20: Dr. Jean-Pierre Allam, University Hospital of Bonn – Beyond normal sperm parameters
      14.20 – 14.45: Panel debate

      14.45 – 15: Break


      15.00 – 15.20: Prof. Joyce Harper, University College London – Matching and genetic panels
      15.20 – 15.40: MD & PhD Gilad Evrony, NYU Grossman School of Medicine & MD Jonathan Shoag, surgeon-scientist, University Hospitals Cleveland – Quantification of sperm mutation rates by ultra-high fidelity sequencing
      15.40 – 16.00: PhD Seppe Segers, Ghent University – Genetic Relatedness in parent-child relationships – an ethicist's view
      16.00 – 16.20: Panel debate

      16.20 – 18.30: Networking

      18.30: Conference Dinner

      Programme – The Cryos Tour

      17.00 – 17.45: Join us in the reception area
      17.45 – 18.00: The Cryos tour begins
      18.30 – 19.00: Speeches
      19.00: Cryos Tour (continued), dinner, and networking

      Questions, changes, and cancellations

      If you have any changes to your registration or if you need to cancel your participation, please contact Cryos directly.

      Mail: [email protected]
      Cryos main phone: +45 8676 0699